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November 2012

Lino Tadros to Teach Windows Phone 8 Dev at DevIntersection

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If you are a fan of Microsoft development tools, you know the landscape has changed tremendously in the past few weeks. There have been major game changing releases that include Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2012 and an array of Azure enhancements. Thankfully, there is an upcoming event where you can learn the skills you need to master these tools immediately, and if you register before Nov. 27th you’ll receive a free Windows Surface Tablet! DevIntersection will be held Dec 9 -12th in Las Vegas and will be the last stop on Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell’s .NET…

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How To Improve the Performance of TPT Inheritance Mapping in Entity Framework

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Table-per-type (TPT) inheritance mapping in Entity Framework is one of two options for representing object hierarchies in a database, the other option being table-per-hierarchy (TPH). Out of the box, one is correct relational design with poor performance, and the other is, in neutral terms, denormalized design with good performance. In this article I will describe the differences between the two and demonstrate a way to fix the performance penalty of using the TPT mapping strategy. TPT vs TPH Mapping Why choose one over the other? There are other resources and articles out there that describe the differences in detail, but…

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Learn from Falafel at the Worlds Largest Hackathon

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Make that an “Appathon”. Microsoft’s “Gen Appathon”. On Friday Nov 9th, Microsoft is hosting the world’s largest code fest at cities all over the country. This free event is your chance to build Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications with education and oversight from experts. The experts at the Sunnyvale, CA event and Irving, TX  event includes three familiar faces who we can vouch for. In Irving, get help from Bary Nusz, the author of the Magnetometer app for Windows Phone and a long series of in-depth Windows Phone and Windows 8 related blogs. At the Sunnyvale event, you’ll…

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Kendo UI for Web Designers… and client side programmers and server side programmers

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Telerik’s Kendo UI controls are efficient, client-side controls for web pages that are built on top of JavaScript/jQuery. The control suite includes all the usual suspects, i.e. grid, calendar, drop down lists, navigation controls (tab strip, panel bar, menu), tree views and windows. You may be a web designer, JavaScript/jQuery programmer or perhaps happier programming on the server-side. Stay tuned, because each development style has its own approach for creating Kendo UI controls. Web Designers Let’s say you have a web page with existing content. You’d like to use Kendo UI controls in place of the HTML but don’t want to dive deep into…

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